Associations to the word «Secret»


SECRET, noun. (countable) (uncountable) Knowledge that is hidden and intended to be kept hidden. [from later 14th c.]
SECRET, noun. (uncountable) Something not understood or known.
SECRET, noun. (archaic) (in the plural) The genital organs.
SECRET, adjective. Being or kept hidden. [from late 14th c.]
SECRET, adjective. (obsolete) Withdrawn from general intercourse or notice; in retirement or secrecy; secluded.
SECRET, adjective. (obsolete) Faithful to a secret; not inclined to divulge or betray confidence; secretive.
SECRET, adjective. (obsolete) Separate; distinct.
SECRET, verb. (transitive) To make or keep secret. [from late 16th c.]
SECRET, verb. (transitive) To hide secretly.
SECRET ADMIRER, noun. One who admires another romantically but purposely remains anonymous to the extent that the subject of the admiration is unaware of the admirer's identity.
SECRET ADMIRERS, noun. Plural of secret admirer
SECRET AGENT, noun. A member of an intelligence agency whose identity or affiliation is kept confidential.
SECRET AGENTS, noun. Plural of secret agent
SECRET BALLOT, noun. The voting system involving ballots available only at official polling places, prepared at public expense, containing the names of all candidates, and marked in secret at the polling places.
SECRET BALLOTS, noun. Plural of secret ballot
SECRET OF POLICHINELLE, noun. A supposed secret known to everyone.
SECRET POLICE, noun. A police force operating in secrecy and outside the normal boundaries of law and hidden from the public, usually in support of a totalitarian government's political policies to suppress political dissent through the use of methods such as (but not limited to) intimidation, violence, and surveillance.
SECRET SANTA, noun. A Christmas tradition where a group of people give anonymous gifts among the group, with each person only required to give one gift.
SECRET SANTA, noun. The person who bought a present for another, in the secret Santa exchange.
SECRET SANTAS, noun. Plural of secret Santa
SECRET SAUCE, noun. A sauce used in cooking or as a condiment, the ingredients of which are kept secret.
SECRET SAUCE, noun. (figuratively) (informal) A secret idea or plan; a crucial element of something that makes it unique or functional.
SECRET SAUCES, noun. Plural of secret sauce
SECRET SERVICE, noun. A governmental agency that deals with espionage and other acts of secrecy.
SECRET SERVICES, noun. Plural of secret service
SECRET SOCIETIES, noun. Plural of secret society
SECRET SOCIETY, noun. A club, fraternal organization, or other association which admits only selected individuals as members, whose meetings and practices are often ritualistic and not public, and which often has the purpose of furthering the social or economic opportunities of its members.

Dictionary definition

SECRET, noun. Something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on); "the combination to the safe was a secret"; "he tried to keep his drinking a secret".
SECRET, noun. Information known only to a special group; "the secret of Cajun cooking".
SECRET, noun. Something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained; "how it got out is a mystery"; "it remains one of nature's secrets".
SECRET, adjective. Not open or public; kept private or not revealed; "a secret formula"; "secret ingredients"; "secret talks".
SECRET, adjective. Conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods; "clandestine intelligence operations"; "cloak-and-dagger activities behind enemy lines"; "hole-and-corner intrigue"; "secret missions"; "a secret agent"; "secret sales of arms"; "surreptitious mobilization of troops"; "an undercover investigation"; "underground resistance".
SECRET, adjective. Not openly made known; "a secret marriage"; "a secret bride".
SECRET, adjective. Communicated covertly; "their secret signal was a wink"; "secret messages".
SECRET, adjective. Not expressed; "secret (or private) thoughts".
SECRET, adjective. Designed to elude detection; "a hidden room or place of concealment such as a priest hole"; "a secret passage"; "the secret compartment in the desk".
SECRET, adjective. Hidden from general view or use; "a privy place to rest and think"; "a secluded romantic spot"; "a secret garden".
SECRET, adjective. (of information) given in confidence or in secret; "this arrangement must be kept confidential"; "their secret communications".
SECRET, adjective. Indulging only covertly; "a secret alcoholic".
SECRET, adjective. Having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding; "mysterious symbols"; "the mystical style of Blake"; "occult lore"; "the secret learning of the ancients".
SECRET, adjective. The next to highest level of official classification for documents.

Wise words

Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another.
Napoleon Hill